Crowd fills meeting on Thompson Divide drilling plans

Posted: Feb 7, 2013

Written by

JOHN COLTON, Post Independent
Thompson Divide

Close to 100 people jammed into the Garfield County commissioners' meeting room on Tuesday to learn about drilling in the Thompson Divide area, and to object to it.

More than two dozen of those in the room spoke of concerns that largely were centered around possible ill health effects from living in the path of airborne and waterborne pollutants.

Participants also expressed anger that the profits of the oil and gas industry might take precedence over recreational and wildlife values that drew people to move here.

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